Christine Hill

Christine Hill

Pilot, 2000

Biography


A resident of Berlin since 1991, American artist Christine Hill has spent her artistic career trying out other careers. Referring to these experiments as “organizational ventures,” rather than performance art or installations, she has opened ad-hoc businesses as varied as a tour guide company, a portable office, a massage parlor, and an apothecary. One of her most enduring works is the Volksboutique, which is comprised of a series of small shops that have popped up around the world. The small businesses combine the tradition of East German community shops—stocked by products made in her studio, the Volksboutique Products Division—with optimistic slogans rendered in red, white, and blue text. Like Andy Warhol, she continues the 20th-century tradition of exploring the relationship between art and commerce, with a bit of theater rolled in.

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Nov 22, 2012 New York Times Christine Hill Art in Review: Christine Hill "Small Business"

Oct 06, 2013 Hyperallergic Christine Hill Christine Hill's Small Business

Exhibitions

Nov 17, 2012 Christine Hill Small Business

Sep 07, 2000 Christine Hill Pilot

Christine Hill

Pilot: The Invention, Presentation and Filming of a Late Night Television Talk Show, 2000

Christine Hill

Pilot: The Invention, Presentation and Filming of a Late Night Television Talk Show, 2000

Christine Hill

Pilot: The Invention, Presentation and Filming of a Late Night Television Talk Show, 2000

Christine Hill

Small Business Model, 2012

Christine Hill

A Practical Guide to Understanding the Volksboutique Small Business

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Christine Hill

Musterbrett (Sample Board) 08, 2012

Christine Hill

Musterbrett (Sample Board) 09, 2012

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